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Artist Mix from Avid is a EUCON enabled control surface that delivers the feel and deep software integration of a professional console, but in a cost effective and compact package. Eight motorized, touch-sensitive, 100mm long throw faders, and eight touch- and velocity-sensitive rotary encoders provide fast access to a variety of software functions, from adjusting audio levels, plug-in parameters, panning, automation modes, and much more, with excellent visual feedback.
The EUCON protocol carries high-resolution control information for faders, knobs, displays, and more between the control surface and whatever application is in focus on the computer. This enables the user to quickly switch between multiple applications (and even workstations) at the touch of a button, with all controls and displays automatically matching the selected application. Instant positional feedback is displayed on the high-resolution OLED displays.
A "Fader Flip" function allows for controlling plug-in parameters with the faders. Bank tracks (eight at a time) or nudge tracks (one at a time) using dedicated keys that assist in navigation through a project. Individual tracks can be locked to faders and stored as Layouts, which are saved with the project for easy recall (up to 48 per project), making mixing large projects a breeze. Save multiple Layouts to mix drums, keyboards, guitars, and so on, or just lock a fader to act as a master fader.
The eight 128 x 64-pixel OLED displays allow for easily viewing track names/numbers, detailed metering data (from mono to 5.1 surround), parameter names/values, current automation mode, and more. And because the Artist Series controllers are modular, they can be combined in a variety of configurations to form larger control surfaces. Simply clip the units together to form a seamless surface, or use them separately.
Eight touch-sensitive 100mm long throw motorized faders
Eight touch-sensitive rotary encoders and knob select/on keys
Knob set selector keys
Footswitch jack to punch in and out of recording
Ethernet connectivity for high-speed, high-resolution control
Eight high-resolution OLED displays
Supports EUCON, HUI and Mackie Control protocols
Controls multiple applications and workstations
Slim, compact design for easy studio integration and portability
Mac Intel processor (no PowerPC support) OS X 10.5 or higher (32- or 64-bit) 1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended) 500MB free hard disk space Available 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port
PC 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit) 1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit) 500MB free hard disk space Available 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port
Note - Ethernet hub or switch required to connect additional units or to connect to a network
EUCON Enabled Software(depth of integration varies)
Avid Pro Tools 9 or higher Avid Media Composer 5.5 Apple Final Cut Pro 7 Apple Logic (Pro and Express) Apple Soundtrack Pro Apogee Maestro Cakewalk SONAR MAGIX Sequoia 11.1.1 or later Merging Pyramix Metric Halo MIO Console MOTU Digital Performer Steinberg Cubase Steinberg Nuendo